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    Hey Everyone, Being new to TSR I thought I would use this opportunity to discuss what I really do on the day – to – day basis. So here’s what I got up to yesterday:
    I started the day off by continuing work on a client server in our lab, initializing and configuring some new storage drives. The client in this instance was the Dutch Tax office.
    Following this I had an 11oClock patent meeting with senior inventor Kevin Brown and Master Inventor Graham White, in this meeting we discussed a patent idea we are currently working on. Meeting with people like this is great as they’re on the forefront of new technology; meaning not only are they great mentors but also very interesting.
    After lunch I had some time to shadow one of the media team in my office as she was teaching others the basics of Adobe CS6. Being able to be flexible in what I do like this is a great way of learning new skills and I often have the opportunity to do this in my current role.
    Towards the end of the day I had a meeting with some of the other apprentices who work with me at Hursley. Again the flexibility IBM offers is outstanding, and being able to take time just to meet with friends during work hours and discuss ideas with other apprentices is extremely useful in progressing as an apprentice.
    I find that working for IBM offers a great mix of both professional development and pastoral care, which ensure that I not only learn and develop skills but also put them to good use with in the business An IBM apprenticeship is a great opportunity for anyone looking to take their first steps in the technology or business world; If anyone is interested or wants to ask any questions I’ll be happy to answer them.


    this seems very interesting!

    Hey man, do IBM consider people over the age of 20, I'm gonna be 21 soon to be 22. Just that I went through a hard time with family issues before and been working as a team leader in KFC for the past year and a half.

    How much of IBM is now offshored? My previous company used IBM, and it seemed only the sales representative was UK based, all other operations/technicians were off-shored to either India or Philippines?

    I appreciate your a global company, but it didn't feel like much invention/innovation actually happens in the UK, and rather the UK was just a sales and service point for IBM?
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